HC Deb 10 June 1959 vol 606 cc104-5W
82. Mrs. Slater

asked the Postmaster-General what was the number of young persons recruited for training on the technical staff of the telephone service, both nationally and in Stoke-on-Trent, for 1956 and 1959.

Mr. K. Thompson

In 1956, 1,577 Youths-in-Training were recruited nationally and six in the Stoke area. This year the national recruitment figure will be substantially lower; most engagement takes place in the latter part of the year and so far only 83 have been recruited nationally. None has yet been engaged in Stoke, but we hope to take in nine.